965: Italian Language Conversation (A preview of the course to be given in Spring term)
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Our conversations in Italian will be structured around a combination of the following subject matters: personal experiences of individual participants; comments on assigned readings; and comments on current or local events, where possible with themes involving Italian language or culture. We recommend a background with at least one year of a course in beginning Italian but all levels beyond that are welcome.
The format of this Short will be similar to that of the Italian Conversation study group in the Spring 2018 semester, but with variations depending on the participants' experience with the language.
Class Format: Reading and Discussion
Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session
Study Group Leader(s):
Arrigo Pietro Mongini (aka Rigo) is a native of Boston, spoke Italian as a child, kept in contact with relatives in Italy, and made many trips across Italy since 1959. He has engineering degrees from MIT. He is a past president of the Italian Cultural Society of Washington DC and has led Italian conversation groups.